All students are required to complete Pathology M237 "Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease" (or an approved equivalent course if M237 was taken during year 1 in ACCESS) and one of the following options:
MSTP and STAR students must complete two advanced general didactic courses (4 - 6 units) and one of the following options:
All students (from ACCESS, MSTP, and STAR) are required to be enrolled in at least 12 units each quarter. In addition to formal courses and seminars, the 12 unit requirement may be met by enrollment in Pathology 596 (Directed Individual Study or Research) or Pathology 599 (Preparation of Ph.D. Dissertation). Enrollment in Pathology 599 occurs only after advancement to candidacy.
Additional advanced didactic courses may be substituted for up to two of the 298 seminar courses if approved by the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program Director. Students considering this option should seek approval BEFORE enrolling in such courses, as curriculum substitutions may not be retroactively approved.